Hi Roach Killa, Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you doing? “Go Down Low” will be released September 15th and shows a new musical direction. Is there any story behind the new direction?
Go Down Low is a Reggae influenced dance no. for the masses.. I grew up in Toronto, Canada and the neighbourhood that i grew up in Scarborough or Scartown had a lot of immigrants and majority of them were from the carribean .. so i instantly fell in love with Reggae music..
Having eastern Roots as i was born in LIBYA i decided to experiment with the 2 genres of music and dropped my first single “TALKIN” which was signed to VIRGIN Records..
Over the years i built a massive worldwide fan base from Fusion Music to Strictly Reggae/HipHop.. The new direction is for me to take my fan base on a worldwide journey and showcase my talent to the masses and create a movement..
Your track “Bomp” already reached #15 in the National Dance Charts and your latest single Heartbroken has achieved 10 million YouTube views in 6 months. How does this success feel? Do you feel any pressure coming with it?
I never feel the pressure because we live breathe what we do.. we love what we do so it just comes natural, we don’t force it and Im blessed by such wonderful fans that support my music to the fullest so its a win win win… Bomp was a project i did for SONY/BMG Italy produced by DJ JAD of (ARTICOLO 31) Italy’s biggest hiphop Group… The song reached no.15 on the charts which i was very humbled by and only gave me more strength and belief… Heartbroken we all knew was gonna be
a big track but 10 million in 6 months was an amazing feeling just goes to show that
good music will always find its listeners…
You were born in Libya, raised in Toronto and now live in Birmingham. Do you feel each city has influenced your music?
Of course… Life is an experience as long as you learn from it… Everyday is a learning curve.. Africa to Canada then to Uk definitely has shaped my music and moulded me into the artist i am today … I think its an advantage to be able to experience different cultures and translate that to the music…
If it was up to you and you could collaborate with an artist, who would you choose?
Theres a few.. but off the top EMINEM because i learnt a lot from him interns of VOCAL DELIVERY… BREATH CONTROL.. TIGHTNESS OF THE FLOW… WORD PLAY
I can Go on lol… Only way to describe him is LEGEND
Are there any plans to take your music on the road?
GO DOWN LOW is releasing sept 15th and We are in full promotion mode and the
early response is great.. so as the days get closer, we will be on road doing promotional shows, radio interviews, appearances etc…
Where can people find you online in case they want to stay up-to-date?
My twitter is @roachkilla1
Instagram : @roachkillaofficial
Again, thank you for taking the time!